Articles tagged Brazilian GP

Page 11 of December 2007 archive issue thumbnail Page 11, December 2007

Nakajima name back in F1

Kazuki Nakajima became the latest second-generation driver to start an F1 race when he took over Alex Wurz’s Williams seat at the Brazilian GP. His appearance alongside Nico Rosberg echoed the nepotism of the Damon Hill/Jacques Villeneuve line-up which the team enjoyed back in 1996. Nakajima, a protégé of Toyota, was drafted into Williams as a test driver this year at the request of the...

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The month in MOTOR SPORT

The month in MOTOR SPORT MARCH 18: Benetton reports that JJ Lehto will not be fit to race in the Brazilian GP. los Verstappen will deputise. 18: Arguments about TV coverage of World Championship rallying continue after a meeting between team principals, manufacturers and broadcasters fails to produce entirely positive solutions. 20: In the wake of Alain Prost's definitive decision to retire from...

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F1 non-championship races Part three: the ’70s & ’80s

Ever decreasing circles As the demands of F1 grew in the 1970s and ’80s, so the number of non-championship races shrank. Yet right to the end, such events still provided an important opportunity for rookies and aces By Paul Fearnley 1970 & 1971 Oulton Park Gold Cups Jochen Rindt parked the victorious Lotus 72C at Old Hall Corner, grabbed the suitcase he’d placed at the marshals’ post during...

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2009 Jenson Button

Jenson Button was always special, it just took longer than it should have for his stars to align so he could prove it. The grains of truth were always there, certainly from his stellar rise from Formula Ford to a Grand Prix debut in just two years, and even through the subsequent eight long years of hard graft in Formula 1, first at Benetton/Renault and on to BAR/Honda. If the dice had landed...

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More than a Token effort

He’s had tough times in F1, taken titles in F5000, and switched from sidecars to Learjets. Still racing 46 years on, Ian Ashley relishes it allBy Richard Heseltine He smiles in a manner that appears more resigned than amused. It’s clear that Ian Ashley has heard the same question in various guises all his professional life. “Ah, the ‘Crashley’ thing,” he says, raising his eyes to the ceiling. “...

Page 4 of May 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 4, May 1995

The month in Motor Sport

March 15: Mark Blundell signs a surprise F1 test deal with McLaren. 15: Carlos Menem Junior, the rally-driving son of Argentina's President, is tragically killed when the helicopter he is flying collides with power lines in the north of Buenos Aires province. 15: Toyota Team Europe confirms that Ian Duncan will return to defend his 1994 Safari Rally victory in a works Toyota Celica Turbo 4WD,...

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Marching to civil war

Leyton House, March and Ivan CapeIli brightened up F1 literally and metaphorically. Then the problems began... Marcus Simmons looks back It's March 24 1993, and the team that coincidentally shares its name with that calendar month finally withdraws from the Formula One World Championship, unable to pay for the Ilmor V10 engines with which it intends to plug on for another season. It's the classic...

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Making a drama

‘It’s entertainment, not a documentary’ has become a mantra for those behind Rush, a film that was born with the help of a Motor Sport correspondent or two…Writer Adam Cooper More than two years after it was announced, the eagerly awaited Rush will finally reach the screens in September. The film has already been well received by those who have seen it, including Bernie Ecclestone and other...

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Mixture as Before

Mixture as Before THE FIA have whittled the International calendar down to a very bare minimum of categories, leaving all saloon car racing to take place under National categories, with some events having what is called I + status, which means semi-international with certain specified foreign entries allowed. Formula One still remains as the F1A/FISA/FOCA top category, with sixteen events spread...

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Reflections in the harbour

The drive by Niki Lauda in the 36th Monaco GP will go down in the history books of Monte Carlo, whether he likes it or not. It was a classic performance and a rare exhibition of "tiger" by the rather sour and embittered Austrian, ranking with that of Fangio in 1956 and Rindt in 1970. Lauda has no interest in motor racing history or anything from the past, it some of his interviews are to be...

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